Changes Coming

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I thought my issues with Blogger were over. They aren’t. I’m still getting Broken Pipeline errors when I try to publish. I got no response from Blogger. I guess this is to be expected from such a big company… especially one offering free applications.

After evaluating several blog applications, I have decided to make the switch over to MovableTypeWordPress. I’ll be working on migrating my existing content over to the new blog app in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned…

Measure Map, Revisited

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Measure MapI’ve been using Measure Map since November 11th. Since that time, I’ve found it to be extremely efficient at tracking stats within my blog. I’m also evaluating Google Analytics for a higher view at how my entire site is doing, stat-wise… but it is very unreliable… and seems to update only when it’s good and ready to.

The only problem I have experienced so far with Measure Map is its ability to track comments on my site. But I think that is a result of how Blogger is setup. So I can’t really fault it for that.

Interface

I love the use of flash in the interface. It is quick, and definitely aids in the use of the application. It’s easy to increase date ranges using the flash sliders. Data gets pulled into graphics and is populated into flash graphics. Very slick, indeed.

Ease of Use

Measure Map couldn’t be easier to use. It present information in an easy to use format that even entry-level users could understand. It doesn’t present meaningless data – only what is important and most relevant. You can’t beat this sort of reporting. Simplicity rules here.

I can’t wait to see what else is in store for Measure Map. I’ve really enjoyed it these past two weeks and look forward to continuing to use it!

Back online.

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It appears my issues with Blogger have been resolved (for the time being, anyway). I am continuing to investigate my options as far as what I might migrate the site to… But right now, I’m just happy to have this thing working again. I’ll post more later this evening.

Tyler, Week 33

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Kim had another 3D/4D Sonogram this past weekend.Little Tyler was rather uncooperative this time. Most pictures we were able to see either had him obscuring his face somehow, or shoving his toes into his mouth.

I am continually amazed by the thought of this child that will soon come into Kim and my life. We’re truly blessed by God to have had everything go without complications so far. If all goes well, and I am praying that they will, little Tyler will come into our lives in a few short weeks.

If you’re interested, I’ve added a set of pictures from the sonogram to Flickr.

I’ll post video from the session later. UPDATE: I converted a snippet from the DVD we received from Prenatal Imaging. It’s available here for your viewing: tyler-4dsonogram-111205.mov (Quicktime 7 Required)

20.2 Pounds and Counting

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I didn’t give a weight update last week, because I was extremely disappointed with myself. I gained 8.8 pounds. :\ This week, however, I got back on track and lost 8.6 pounds, bringing my cumulative weight loss total to 20.2 pounds. This week is going to be even better, I hope. I am going to be more focused, and hope to introduce walking into my regimen to help with my weight loss. Please keep me in your prayers!

Huh? Who are you?

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It’s like I fell off the face of the Earth or something…

Work’s been really busy as of late. We just hired a new jr. designer to help relieve some of the workload here at PowerServe.

I’ve been ignoring my site because I just haven’t had time to devote any time to it. Traffic has suffered as a result. C’est la vie. It happens ;) But fear not, I am not deceased, merely indisposed. Hopefully I will have more time to devote soon.

MeasureMap

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Screenshot of MeasureMap Alpha

Just got an invite to the Measure Map alpha. It’s a tracking software for blogs, developed by the fine folks over at Adaptive Path. Obviously, I’ve just signed up for it, so I really can’t say much about it at the moment. I am looking forward to seeing how well it works.